Off Road

August 21, 2016 – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: Off Road Scripture: Luke 18:9-14; Isaiah 58:6-14 It has been a quiet week in Charlotte, NC, my hometown. One of the presidential candidates came to town this week, with the accompanying circus, although this is nothing […]

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Lord of the Harvest: Laboring with God

September 25, 2016 – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: Laboring with God Scripture: Matthew 9:35-38; 22:34-40 Extraordinary times call for extraordinary commitments and active faith. When you pray, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven,” is that […]

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The Church God Envisions and the World Needs

September 18, 2016 – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: The Church God Envisions and the World Needs Scripture: Matthew 15:21-38 PART ONE: Matthew 15:21-28 – Responding to Voices Less Heard She was one of the voices less heard. She had cried out to many rabbis […]

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Feeding the Soil

August 14, 2016 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, Phd Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: Feeding the Soil Scripture: Luke 8:4-15 It is important that you listen closely so you hear what you need to hear. The mother of a 5-year old girl was trying to pay some bills. […]

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Repent.

August 7, 2016 – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: Repent. Scripture: Luke 12:13-23 I was wrong. Do you remember those little tennis socks that came out in the 70’s? They were cropped to be even with the tops of your Adidas tennis shoes and they […]

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More

July 24, 2016 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: More Scripture: Luke 11:1-13; Psalm 100 Many of Jesus’ parables are offered in answer to specific questions he has been asked: “Who is my neighborhood?” “How should we pray?” If Jesus had been asked the question, […]

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Door Frames

July 3, 2016 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: Door Frames Scripture: Luke 10:25-37; Deut. 6:1-9; Psalm 90:1-6 Once upon a time, there was a little boy who loved doors. In particular, he loved to open doors and run through them. When he was very […]

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Keep on Keeping On

July 31, 2016 – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: Keep On Keeping On Scripture: Gospel of Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Are you acquainted with any attorneys? If so, you know some extremely brilliant people with distinct personalities. I once ministered to an attorney who […]

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July 10, 2016 – 90th Anniversary of the Sanctuary Guest Proclaimer: Dr. Christopher C.F. Chapman, D.Min., First Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC Sermon: Thanking God for Our Partnership in the Gospel Scripture: Philippians 1:1-11 I want to begin with a word of gratitude for the invitation to be with you today. When Dr. Foust called to issue the […]

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Search Engine Optimization

June 26, 2016 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: Search Engine Optimization Scripture: Matthew 6:25-33 & 13:31-34 Once upon a time, long, long, ago, an honest smuggler traversed the border between two lands. A customs inspector tried to catch the smuggler again and […]

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